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Bishop McGuinness vs. Allegheny High School basketball 2015

By James Blackburn

James Blackburn was able to travel to Sparta, NC to catch the first round of the NCHSAA boys 1A State playoffs between host and higher seed, Alleghany HS and Bishop McGuinness HS.  Alleghany jumped out to a quick 1st quarter lead behind the solid play of seniors Fabian Santos and Austin Sprinkle and led 28-19 going into the half. Bishop was able to make a comeback late in the 3rd quarter behind the hot shooting of senior guard, Spencer Wilson, who led Bishop with 24 points. Ultimately, Alleghany was able to hang on by making FT’s and will move onto the next round by getting the 60-45 win.

Here are some notes on the top players of both teams below.

Alleghany HS

Fabian Santos, SR, 6’4″, F

Fabian was simply the best player on the court tonight and dominated both ends from the opening tip. He finished with a game high 25 pts and must of grabbed at least a dozen rebounds. Santos is an underrated athlete who can get off the floor quickly. He has a high motor and loves physical play. Is a solid post defender and was the best rebounder on the court. Has the ability to step out and hit the open midrange and is a good FT shooter. Has decent post footwork. Needs to improve left hand and shot has a tendency to get flat the further out he shoots.

Austin Sprinkle, SR, 5’11”, PG

*Lees McRae Commit

Sprinkle is a tough PG who is an excellent on-ball defender and can get to the paint at a good rate. Showcased a nice runner/floater in traffic. Has a high motor and is competitive. He finished with 12 pts in this one.

Bishop 

Spencer Wilson, SR, 6’2″, PG

*Belmont Abbey Commit

I have some Wilson play multiple times and he didn’t disappoint tonight. He played one of his best games of the season and scored a team high 24 pts to go along with several assists and rebounds. He is a terrific ball handler who can change speeds well. He can get his shot anytime he wants, but is an unselfish player who set up teammates all night. He is a good passer who can hit the roll man on P/R, drive and kick to shooters, and drive, draw the defense, and dump down to open bigs. Allusive and full of energy. Was able to score tonight in multiple ways and was the best shooter in this game.

Will Gardner, SR, 6’8″, C

*Carson-Newman Commit

Gardner showed some nice “feetwork” with his back to the basket and was able to finish multiple times inside after rolling to the basket. He rebounds the ball in his area well and contests shots inside. Will finished with 8 points and 10 rebounds.

Mt. Tabor High School Spartans Reagan High School Raiders

After a last minute scheduling change, NetCast Sports Network is broadcasting a heated rivalry boys basketball game tonight between Mt. Tabor High School and nearby Ronald Reagan High School. Both teams have solid squads and a history of deep playoff runs. As the 2014-15 season winds down, this should be a great match up.

Location: Mt. Tabor High School, Winston-Salem, NC
Time: 7:30pm
Broadcast Link: NetCastSports.com or YouTube

Mt. Tabor High School Roster
14-7 overall, 7-3 in conference

# Name Position Gr. Ht Wt
5 Naeem Razzak PG Sr. 5-10
10 Olufemi Boko PG Jr. 5-7 145
11 Cameron Robinson G, PF So. 6-4 180
12 Jeremiah Canty PF Sr. 6-3 170
15 Cayse Minor G Jr. 6-1 165
20 Cartier Wilks PF So. 6-4 170
21 Charles Terry W So. 6-2 180
24 Jay Mccorkle PG Jr. 6-1 167
24 Marcus Wesley W Jr. 6-3 175
30 Jeremiah Canty F Sr. 6-3 170
33 Amir Henry SF, PF Jr. 6-3 170
44 Tommy Sokolosky SG, W Jr. 6-4 180
50 Nick Eller C, PF Jr. 6-5 215


Reagan High School Roster
18-3 overall, 10-0 in conference

# Name Position Gr. Ht Wt
10 Isaiah Anthony PG Jr. 5-10 175
12 JC Culbreath PG Jr. 5-9 165
14 Trey Sullivan W Jr. 6-1 170
20 Reese Overby W Sr. 5-11 175
22 Zach Hartle P Sr. 6-5 200
24 Grant Bailey PG Sr. 6-1 175
30 Justin McCluney W So. 5-10 160
32 Jackson Bryant W Jr. 6-1 175
34 Cameron Oliver W Sr. 6-2 180
40 Andrew Blake P Jr. 6-5 190
42 Alex Bailey P Sr. 6-0 200
44 Cooper Larue W So. 6-3 180
50 Jacob Hartle W Sr. 6-4 185
52 Austin Caviness P Jr. 6-4 195
54 Daylond Lindell W Jr. 5-10 175


winston-salem prep live broadcast

Live sports broadcast from Winston-Salem, NC.

UPDATE: This game has been rescheduled and will not be broadcast.
Date: February 10, 2015
Game time: 8:00 PM EST

North Stokes High School hits the road to take on a strong Winston-Salem Prep squad in one of the last games for the 2014-15 high school basketball season. As the season winds down and teams are looking ahead to the playoffs, the Winston-Salem Prep team no doubt wants to finish with a win on their home floor and get ready for another deep state title run.

This game is being broadcast live and replay on NetCastSports.com. You can also follow @NetCastSports on Twitter for more updates and game announcements.

ROSTERS



Winston-Salem Prep

# Name Position Year Height
0 KwaTre Hollingsworth G Sr. 5-11
1 Chrishawn Watson G So. 5-9
2 Josh Gould G/F So. 6-0
3 Jaland Tate G Sr. 5-9
4 Kendrick Edwards WF Jr. 6-3
5 Daivien Williamson G Fr. 5-10
10 Justice Goodloe PG Fr. 5-10
11 Zaire Williams F/C So. 6-7
14 Philip Baity G Sr. 5-8
15 C.J. McClellan G Sr. 5-10
20 Robert Neal F Sr. 6-4
21 Keeshon Patrick G Sr. 6-1
22 NeQuan Carrington F Jr. 6-4
33 D.J. Harrison F/C Sr. 6-6
23 Kevin Jones G Jr. 5-9
34 L.J. Williams F Jr. 6-3





North Stokes High School

# Name Position Year Height
2 Mason Sands SF/PF Sr. 6-6
3 Jackson Moorefield PG Jr. 5-11
4 Jarrett Slate F Jr. 6-1
5 Jordan Medeiros PG/SG Sr. 5-9
10 Logan Stevens G Jr. 6-1
12 Andrew Lankford SG Jr. 5-10
20 Chase Vaden G Jr. 5-9
22 Austin Pruitt F Fr. 6-2
24 Cole Smith G Jr. 5-11

Jordan Parks (North Carolina Central) basketball

Photo: STEPHEN M. KATZ/AP

By James Blackburn

Game Scouted: NC Central vs Delaware State

Box Score 

Jordan Parks (F, 6’7″, SR)

Stats

28 min, 2-5 FG, 9 rebounds, 1 block, 4 TP

Strengths

Good frame with excellent length- has a frame that should be able to add more muscle weight easily. Can put the ball on the floor in straight line drives.

Stays active on the offensive boards and gets a lot of his offense from putbacks.

Big time athlete who can really excite the crowd with above the rim plays.

Solid defensive player who can switch ball screens or hard hedge. Quick enough laterally to guard on the perimeter. Excellent rebounder overall who has had multiple double-digit rebounding games this season. Is active on the defensive end.

Is a highlight maker on both ends. Efficient player who can finish in the paint and doesnt need the basketball to impact the game in a positive manner. Good toughness.

Weaknesses

Is a bit limited offensively. Struggles to change directions off the bounce and must continue to improve jump shot. FT shooting needs to get more consistent.

Tweener player- not skilled enough to be a true 3 but still lacks the strength to battle stronger back to the basket 4’s.

Would like to see him be more aggressive on the offensive end.

Overview

Not the best performance for Parks tonight who didnt look 100% after taking a charge early on. To his credit he battled through the pain and was still able to grab 9 rebounds and also get the crowd excited after a big alley-oop finish. Is currently averaging 14 ppg, 7 rpg, and over a steal and block a game. He is an efficient player who doesnt need the ball to impact the game. Parks is a true team player who is a winner. He will be a player that European teams will like with his combination of athleticism, length, and rebounding abilities.

 

James Blackburn has scouted all levels of basketball, including high school, college and the pros, as well as international competitions such as the FIBA World Cup. Want more scouting notes from James? Follow him on Twitter @jamesjunior21, right now!

Game Preview: First Assembly at Gaston Day

Gaston Day Derek McKnight
Derek McKnight handles most of the point guard duties for Gaston Day

Date: January 27, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Gaston Day School (Gastonia, NC)
Video Broadcast: NetCast Sports Network (LINK)

Preview: Conference leader First Assembly travels to Gaston Day School for a late season battle. While First Assembly boasts the best conference record, Gaston Day has only a single loss at home and a roster with multiple college prospects.

Players to watch

Gaston Day

Derek McKnight (PG, 6’2, 2015) – an elite crossover and an ability to beat the press with the dribble are two significant facets of McKnight’s game, but he also runs the offense effectively and finds open teammates in both the half court and on the break.

Aidan Richard (PF/C, 6’10”, 2015) – great hands and an array of post moves make Richard an offensive option in the post. Committed to Belmont Abbey, Richard can play either the center or power forward positions.

Trevor Anderson (PG, 6’1″, 2015) – strong bodied combo guard who can effectively play point but often slides to the off guard position as McKnight handles the PG duties. Anderson can shoot from deep and finish through contact; has a high motor and likes the transition game.

James Lewis (F/C, 6’8″, 2016) – Lewis has great hands and rebounding timing, patrols the lane and uses good footspeed to cover much of the baseline on both ends. Has been playing primarily at the center spot and has a bright future.

Adam Koziol (SG, 6’3″, 2015) – Koziol can pour in the points, and that’s primarily because he’s a deadly outside shooter with a great square up and release. Teams have to pay special attention to limit any open looks, but Koziol has been solid getting buckets this season.

Nate Hinton (SG, 6’4″, 2018) – Hinton adds a major spark of athleticism and awareness, a slashing player with a very bright future ahead of him. Excellent size and natural ability to work with and a good handle from the off guard or small forward spots.

First Assembly

Charles Minlend (G/F, 6’4″, 2015) – An athletic wing who can find soft spots in the defense, Minlend already boasts 12 Division I college offers and recently garnered interest from College of Charleston, Rutgers and Butler. Minlend leads the team in scoring and is an impact player.

Matt Wheet (G, 6’1″, 2015) – The second leading scorer on the team, averaging 16 points per game, Wheet provides an offensive option that gives Minland more room to operate.

Nico Payne (PF, 6’7″, 2016) – Post player who has started getting Division I college interest and should be a good matchup at the 4 spot against Gaston Day’s Aidan Richard.

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NetCast Sports Network is broadcasting a nice matchup between Northside Christian and Gaston Day tonight at 7pm EST, in a battle to decide which will win between an unstoppable force and an immovable object. The broadcast will be streamed live and you can catch it by clicking here to watch the game and here’s some of the reasons why this contest should be one to catch:

  • Northside Christian defeated Gaston Day by only two points just a week ago at Northside. However, Gaston Day hasn’t lost at home this season. Something’s gotta give.
  • Both teams have several college prospects, some of which include the speedy Derek McKnight, Trevor Anderson, Aiden Richard (commmited to Belmont Abbey) and Nate Hinton for Gaston Day, while Northside boasts Rayjon Tucker (committed to Florida Gulf Coast), Lysander Bracey and several others
  • Gaston Day comes into tonight’s game having won 4 of their last 5.
  • Northside Christian comes into tonight’s game riding a 5 game winning streak.

So while a lot of people would like to tune in to see if explosive dunker Rayjon Tucker takes one of the rims back with him on the team bus, there are several great matchups here and the added fact that Northside is bringing their winning streak in to play a team that hasn’t lost at home. Add in the fact that both teams have winning records and solid conference records and you’ve got a solid on court battle shaping up. Be sure to tune in at 7pm and watch here.

Rabun Gap HS @ Charlotte Christian

By James Blackburn

James Blackburn was able to attend and scout Rabun Gap HS who made their way up from Georgia to take on Charlotte Christian on Friday night.

Game Notes

Both teams got off to a slow start early on, while Charlotte struggled to figure out Rabun Gap’s zone defense, and Rabun Gap struggling to hit outside shots. Charlotte led 7-4 after 1. The 2nd quarter was a little more up and down, as Charlotte was able to generate some offense behind senior PG Trey Phills (19 pts). Rabun Gap struggled to utilize their bigs and turned the ball over numerous times. Charlotte did a great job of staying patient until they could get the shot they wanted. At the half, Charlotte led 22-16.

Rabun Gap made adjustments at the half, and Senior F, Dusan Kovacevic (22 pts), took over. Rabun controlled the boards, hit FT’s, and defended the ball to pull away for the 51-37 lead.

I must say that both of these teams were well coached and there were numerous college prospects in this contest.

 

Scouting Reports

Charlotte Christian

Trey Phills, 6’2″, G, 2015

Trey is one of the best pure scorers I have seen this year. He came into the game averaging over 20 ppg. He can beat you with the jump shot and he can finish in traffic at the rim. He is quick and shifty and has a lethal first step. He can create his own shot, but showed unselfishness last night, getting his teammates involved and not forcing shots. He showed his athleticism in the first half with 3 dunks. He attacks the gaps and is a terrific ball handler. He needs to improve set shooting but is a D1 prospect.

Rabun Gap

Dusan Kovacevic, 6’10”, F, 2015

Dusan has a terrific feel for the game and did it all on the floor tonight. He can rebound the ball and push it ahead in transition. He plays at his pace and is never hurried or bothered by ball pressure. He struggled to his his jumper this game from the outside but was able to score with his back to the basket and off the dribble. He is a good FT shooter as well. He has solid court vision and is a good teammate. A player who HM schools need to be on.

Luka Majstorovic, 6’9″, F/C, 2015

Luka was hands down the best rebounder in this game. He controlled his area and did an excellent job of chinning and securing the ball after getting the board. He uses his big body well to score inside and showed nice touch from the FT line. He seals off inside the post and keeps the ball high. Fundamentally sound. Luka has already signed to play D2.

 

Full game replay from the 2014 Triad Pro Am in Winston-Salem, NC. Features Wake Forest players Codi Miller-McIntyre, Madison Jones and Andre Washington. Also features Guilford College players Alston Furr and Will Koppenhaver.

Day one game broadcast from the 2014 Triad Pro Am, featuring Salem Smiles versus Blue Chip Basketball Academy. This game features Wake Forest players Madison Jones, Devin Thomas and former UNC player Vassil Evtimov.

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Editor’s Note:

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The 2014 NBA Draft is one of the most talked–about of the last decade and it is also considered to be loaded with stars. Most GMs, especially from teams which are not currently active in the postseason, are already planning their next moves during the post season. We already know which players will be at the top spots of the upcoming NBA draft. What we don’t know just yet is what impact those players can have in your fantasy team. Let’s examine the top prospects of the upcoming draft from a fantasy perspective.

Andrew Wiggins

Wiggins is a controversial player with no doubt. He has received loads of criticism during his college days and although he was rumored to make it to the top of the draft, at present this doesn’t seem to be the case. However, Wiggins can still have a big impact to your fantasy team. He averaged 17.1 PPG and 5.9 RPG during his last season in college and although we might see those numbers dropping a bit when he enters the NBA, he is still considered to have tons of potential. As a fantasy owner, if you decide to draft him, you will most probably not regret it.

Jabari Parker

Parker is one of the top prospects for the upcoming draft and he has made it to the top of the list of several draft analysts. He stands lots of chances to make it to the No.1 of the 2014 NBA Draft. He seems to be the most NBA – ready player of his class, maybe together with Joel Embiid. Last season he averaged 19.1 PPG, 8.7 RPG, 47.3 FG% and 35.8 3P%. If those numbers seem too good to be true for a 19 – year old kid, you will be surprised to hear that most analysts project Parker to record around 20.0 PPG as soon as he enters the league. So is there any question about his potential?

Joel Embiid

Another very capable youngster who will enter the NBA through the upcoming draft and the best center of his class is Joel Embiid. Health will always be an issue for Embiid and in fact, his injury issues might be the only thing stopping him from making it to the top of the 2014 draft. However, if he manages to stay healthy, he will certainly make his impact felt in the upcoming draft. Last season he averaged 11.2 PPG, 8.1 RPG, 2.6 BLKPG and 62.6 FG%. Will these numbers fall once he makes it to the NBA? For sure, as he will have to match against the best centers in the league. But still, he will be a good fantasy option at center.

Julius Randle

Randle is characterized by many as a double – double machine. He is a very strong forward who averaged 15.0 PPG, 10.4 RPG and 50.0 FG% last season. You should expect him to stay close to these numbers once he enters the league. He is a player to watch for your fantasy team.